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How I Made the Decision to Spend a Semester Abroad as a Student Athlete

Sep 9, 2019 11:25:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

To study abroad or not to study abroad? This was a question that Ellie, a gymnast at Ursinus College, mulled over for years. In her very first post of many for our blog this semester, she shares how she triumphed over her obstacles and eventually made the important decision regarding her future. Ellie's journey starts right...here!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Why Study Abroad

Here's What to Expect From Academics at Maynooth University

Sep 8, 2019 4:20:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

When you directly enroll on the new CAPA Maynooth University study abroad program, you’ll be welcomed into one of the global top 100 universities under 50-years old, ranked by Times Higher Education. Maynooth has also been ranked number 351 worldwide overall and has the wonderful honor of being recognized as Ireland’s friendliest college.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, International Education

Here's What to Expect From Academics at Queen Mary University

Sep 6, 2019 3:00:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

When you directly enroll on the new CAPA Queen Mary study abroad program, you’ll be welcomed into one of the UK’s most prestigious academic institutions. Queen Mary, a member of the University of London group, ranked #126 in the QS Global World Rankings for 2020.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

Tips for Your First Time Flying Alone to a Foreign Country

Sep 5, 2019 11:52:11 AM / by Tina Huang

CAPA Shanghai vlogger Tina Huang has arrived in Shanghai! In her first vlog of the semester, Tina covers a topic that can applies to all study abroad students - flying internationally! For many, this may be your first time flying overseas, or even, as is Tina's case, flying alone. Make sure to watch for some highlights of Tina's travels and for some helpful tips from her experience to help you embark on your next adventure!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, shanghai-vlog

Introducing Our Fall 2019 Diversity Advocates Scholars

Sep 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

At CAPA, we seek to foster increased student diversity and to provide all participants with the opportunity to explore, challenge and redefine their identities in distinct ways. Launched in Spring 2017, the Diversity Advocates Program (DAP) is an extension of this philosophy and provides resources for advocates to pursue diversity initiatives of their own within their global cities.

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Posted in: Diversity Abroad, Scholarships & Financing

10 Examples of CAPA Internships From Our 7 Global Cities

Sep 3, 2019 3:16:43 PM / by Jessie Gibson

We work with over 2,100 organizations in 70+ industries globally to place students into our Global Internships. While every placement is unique to the student, we wanted to share these 10 past CAPA interns to give you an idea of what your Global Internship could be like.

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Posted in: Internships Abroad

The CAPA + UPF Study Abroad Experience: An Overview

Sep 2, 2019 3:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Have you heard that we’ve launched a brand new study abroad program with Barcelona’s Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) this year?

CAPA students can now directly enroll at UPF during spring, summer, and fall terms for a truly international experience. Sign up and you’ll live, learn, and enjoy Barcelona just like a local, surrounded by students and faculty from an incredible mix of nationalities.

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Posted in: International Education, Barcelona, Spain

How to Prepare for Your First Time Going or Studying Abroad

Sep 1, 2019 4:30:00 PM / by Minh Ta

We have your go-to prep guide for your very first overseas experience! This comprehensive post breaks down the IMPORTANT things you need and things that will make your life easier overall. As you start preparing for life abroad, don't forget to get some backup items that'll serve you well. Travel like a seasoned pro with these tips and leave the hassle behind!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

10 Ways to Meet Locals While Studying Abroad in Barcelona

Aug 30, 2019 2:45:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

There's no better way to truly begin to understand your study abroad destination than by getting to know the locals who call the city home. Whether it's CAPA staff, a host family, other students, your internship colleagues or the fruit vendor on the corner, you'll find plenty of opportunities to do so. Below, we share a few of the best ways to seek out local connections in Barcelona. 

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

The CAPA + UTS Study Abroad Experience: An Overview

Aug 29, 2019 2:45:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Have you heard that you can enroll directly at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) with CAPA during spring and fall terms? We’ve been partnering with UTS for several years and CAPA students tend to thrive here.

Our direct enroll programs let you experience the excitement of studying abroad in a global city like Sydney with the comfort and security of a campus environment. Sign up and you’ll live, study, and enjoy Sydney just like a local, surrounded by a diverse range of students, and plenty of support.

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Posted in: International Education, Sydney, Australia